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The Resource Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius ; edited and translated by William H. Race

Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius ; edited and translated by William H. Race

Label
Argonautica
Title
Argonautica
Statement of responsibility
Apollonius Rhodius ; edited and translated by William H. Race
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautica, composed in the third century B.C.E., is the epic retelling of Jason's quest for the golden fleece. Along with his contemporaries Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius refashioned Greek poetry to meet the interests and aesthetics of a Hellenistic audience, especially that of Alexandria in the Ptolemaic period following Alexander's death. In this carefully crafted work of 5,835 hexameter verses in four books, the author draws on the preceding literary traditions of epic (Homer), lyric (Pindar), and tragedy (especially Euripides) but creates an innovative and complex narrative that includes geography, religion, ethnography, mythology, adventure, exploration, human psychology, and, most of all, the coming of age and love affair of Jason and Medea. It greatly influenced Roman authors such as Catullus, Virgil, and Ovid, and was imitated by Valerius Flaccus." "This new edition of the first volume in the Loeb Classical Library offers a fresh translation and an improved text."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Apollonius
Dewey number
883/.01
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
  • PA3872
  • PA3872
LC item number
  • .E5 2008
  • .E5 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Apollonius
  • Apollonius
  • Race, William H.
Series statement
Loeb classical library
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medea
  • Jason
  • Argonauts (Greek mythology)
  • Jason
  • Medea
  • Argonautes (Mythologie grecque)
  • Jason (Mythologie grecque)
  • Médée (Mythologie grecque)
  • Argonauts (Greek mythology)
  • Epos
  • Griechisch
Label
Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius ; edited and translated by William H. Race
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xviii-xxi) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Plot outline -- Bibliography -- Maps -- Genealogy -- Argonautica: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4 -- Fragments
Control code
225874236
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
xxi, 511 pages
Isbn
9780674996304
Lccn
2009275707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)225874236
Label
Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius ; edited and translated by William H. Race
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xviii-xxi) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Plot outline -- Bibliography -- Maps -- Genealogy -- Argonautica: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4 -- Fragments
Control code
225874236
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
xxi, 511 pages
Isbn
9780674996304
Lccn
2009275707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)225874236

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